Understanding and comply with all rules and regulations of Legacy Christian Academy and the MSHSL regarding academic progress, substance abuse, and personal conduct.
At all times – 24 hours/day, 365 days/year – In School and Out of School
CHARAECTER: We will strive to be Men of Godly character.
COMMITMENT: Be accountable and focused on the Purpose.
Focus on TEAM goals ahead of your personal goals
The goal of being a great player can NEVER be greater than your goal of playing on a great team.
Check your personal interests at the door.
Definition of Positive Team Chemistry: When each team member clearly understands his role, accepts and then embraces that role, works hard to excel in that role, and roots for all other team members in their roles.
What type of teammate do you want? Be that type of teammate yourself.
Equal playing time is not a goal.
Seek a REWARDING (as well as FUN) Experience:
Through hard work, competing, and improvement – rewarding experiences occur when you are willing to persevere through adversity.
Through simply enjoying the game of Baseball.
Through being with your Friends
FOCUS ON WHAT YOU CONTROL - your preparation and performance; not on results or outcomes outside your control.
Legacy Mindset: Control - Commit - Compete
Quickly turn “Disappointed” into “Determined” if things don’t go well. View it as a “temporary setback,” not “failure.”
You can’t control the talent you have. No Talent Rule: It takes no talent to work hard, to be a good teammate, to be coachable, to hustle, to be on time. You always control your attitude, effort and discipline.
Understand the 3 Goals the Coaches have for the season. EACH PLAYER BECOMES:
1) become a better person
2) become a better teammate
3) become a better competitor and baseball player
Focus on excelling at these 2 areas:
CHAMPIONSHIP EXECUTION OF THE FUNDAMENTALS
COMPETE WITH THE LEGACY MINDSET
Control - Commit - Compete
Be honest and ask questions if you are unsure, and address issues/concerns with coaches – don’t allow them to fester or talk to others.
Accept coaching feedback as Instruction; not Criticism.
Any player who fails to abide by the expectations will face consequences deemed reasonable by the coaching staff. This may include: sitting games, being removed from competition, and being removed from the team.
If you don’t invest very much, then defeat doesn’t hurt very much, and winning is not very exciting.
There’s a big difference between someone who is a baseball player and someone who is an athlete that plays baseball.